Sequans drives new Sharp WiMAX tablet in Japan



Powered by the WiMax chip made by the 4G
chipmaker Sequans, a new WiMax tablet has been made available by Sharp for its
customers in Japan.


Sequans’ WiMAX chip technology is optimized
for tablets and handsets and delivers all the advanced capabilities of WiMAX
with very low power consumption.


“Sharp’s tablet combines the latest
features for usability and mobility in a perfect seven-inch size and we are
pleased to contribute our WiMAX technology to this highly advanced product for
Japanese consumers,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO.


The new Sharp tablet provides WiMAX and
Wi-Fi connectivity and carries a high-end platform the same as in 10-inch
tablets, but comes in a slim and handy 7-inch size.


The tablet combines Sharp’s advanced
technology and beautiful display with Google’s Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) platform
and features a dual-core CPU and dual cameras.


“The excellence of Sequans’ semiconductor
solutions combined with their long and successful track record in 4G are the
reasons we selected Sequans’ technology for this new tablet design,” said
Masayuki Hachinoda, division general manager, Media Tablet Business Center,
Communication Systems Group, Sharp.


The WiMAX chip inside the Sharp tablet is
Sequans’ SQN1210, one of the most highly integrated semiconductor
solutions in the industry.


The SQN1210 is highly optimized for mobile
handsets, delivering baseband and triple band RF integrated in a single, 65 nm
die for ultra low power consumption and ultra high performance at a very low


These innovations enable users to enjoy
faster web browsing and smoother streaming media playback. The chip also
features Sequans’ patented dual transmit uplink technology, a technology
pioneered by Sequans that can greatly improve coverage and performance.


Recently, Sequans Communications announced that it is providing the LTE semiconductor
solution for customer devices to SKY Brasil’s TD-LTE network.


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